Lawrence H. Aaronson

Partner
P: 312.913.2141
F: 312.913.0002

Lawrence H. Aaronson is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Aaronson's practice has grown over the years to focus primarily on patent prosecution, with a strong emphasis on telecommunications and software technology including cellular wireless communications and computing systems. Clients appreciate Mr. Aaronson's efficiency and skill in managing their respective patent portfolios. In particular, clients admire his attention to relevant detail and ability to communicate sensibly and productively with their engineers and other inventors. Recognizing the important strategic business value of patents, Mr. Aaronson seamlessly assists in-house counsel by interacting directly with inventors and helping to identify and secure protection of key inventions. As such, he can and often does function as an "outside in-house counsel." Given his extensive patent prosecution experience, Mr. Aaronson also routinely trains less experienced attorneys at the firm.

Mr. Aaronson's ongoing commitment to professional leadership and outreach is a reflection of his strong belief in "giving back" to the community in a meaningful way.

Memberships

Chicago Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Entertainment Committee
  • Former Chairman, Creative Arts Law Committee, Young Lawyers Section
  • Actor and Director of Marketing, "Christmas Spirits Show" Annual Holiday Program

University of Illinois College of Law
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Patent Prosecution & Practice

Deerfield Family Theater
  • Board Member and Actor

Distinctions

Speaking Engagements

Illinois State Bar Association, "2010 All New Ethics Extravaganza for the Government Lawyer"

Publications

Fall 2008 (snippets)
Winter 2014 (snippets)
On May 5, 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office kicked off a new program intended to give applicants and examiners an opportunity to discuss the substance of a patent application before a formal, written examination report is mailed to the applicant. Dubbed the First Action Interview Pilot Program, it requires that the applicant electronically file, at least one day before the first action on the merits is mailed, a Request for First Action Interview.
Generate a PDF of your page(s)
Clear
Close
Remove
Page has been queued
An error has occurred
Add
Added to queue
View
Confirm Delete All Message
No Items in Packet Message
To add a page, select Add. To view the package, select View.
false
http://www.mbhb.com/professionals/xpqProfDetMBHB.aspx?xpST=ProfessionalDetail&professional=204&pdf=yes
a[href='javascript:packetBuilderSingleClick(document.title);']